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26/08/2008 - Post-Race Report from Sonoma Grand-Am Race

2008 - Spa 24

Tracy W. Krohn, team owner/driver, No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola:

“We got a pretty good result out of our car with 11th. It was unfortunate that Eric got hit from behind towards the end of the race by the Ruby Tuesday car. I know Joey (Hand) is a better driver than that, but stuff happens on the race track. We finished maybe one position less than we should have but all-in-all we got the most out of the car that we could get today.

The car was a little bit shaky on the start to drive. It took a little while longer to come in than I thought. After that we did okay. I got pushed around a little bit at Turn 7 and that cost us quite a bit on the track. The 76 car did a great job finishing fifth. They had to conserve fuel the whole race and ran it accordingly and still got a Top 5 finish out of it. I thought they did very, very well. Nic and Ricardo both drove very well. I think it was difficult to get around the Porsches. They are a little bit lighter by about 75 pounds or so and it's pretty hard to get around them. They've got quality drivers too. It's fun! It's fun to watch!”

Eric van de Poele, driver, No. 75 Krohn Racing Pontiac Lola:

“The car was pretty good and a very good set-up so thanks to the crew for that. It's always very important. Right at the beginning of my stint we decided to start with scrubbed tires, which was a good choice. Afterwards the car was oversteering, but I could manage the car consistently. It got worse and worse. I just kept my position and tried to pass a few cars under braking, which was quite good. Unfortunately during my fight to get tenth position, a car pushed me off and I spun, so I lost a few seconds and I couldn't come back from it before the end of the race for tenth position.”

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